# welcome


11/04/2022, 1:33 PM
Hi all, I’ve been using Python for about twenty years and have been fortunate enough to have it be my primary language for work for quite a bit of that time. I’ve been a developer for almost forty years and have worked in many languages and industries. I still find software development a lot of fun and challenging. I’m also the author of the soon (I hope) to be published “The Well-Grounded Python Developer” by Manning Publishing. I’ve also written some articles for I’m a bit of a painter getting into oils and trying to teach myself the Ukulele, with mixed results. 🙂 I work for Rectangle Health, which is trying to get more into Python. I heard Benjy’s interview on the Talk Python to Me Podcast and thought Pants sounded very cool! I’m building a new project/REST application at work and thought it would be very useful to incorporate Pants into it. In truth, I didn’t know I needed something like Pants till I listened to the Podcast!
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11/04/2022, 4:02 PM
Welcome Doug, so great to see you here. You’ll find this is a very welcoming and friendly community, so feel free to ask any questions you may have over in #general 🙂
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11/04/2022, 4:18 PM
very cool. nice to meet you!
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11/04/2022, 4:41 PM
Hey, thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I won’t flood the #general channel with endless questions as I try to work Pants into my workflow!


11/04/2022, 5:07 PM
No worries. Even if you did, that's welcome and appropriate. We're happy to entertain questions and feedback, and glean insights that help us further improve docs and features.